Memorable Moments: Bears at Steep Creek

December 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I had the pleasure of spending four days in Juneau Alaska one summer observing several different black bears at Steep Creek, located near the Mendenhall Glacier. Although some of these bears are cinnamon in color, they still belong to the black bear species. According to the local people, there are approximately seven or eight bears that frequent the area feeding on sockeye salmon as they migrate upstream to spawn each summer. 
 
It was a wonderful opportunity to witness their behavior and interaction, particularly the sow with her cubs. It was clear that she placed the welfare of her cubs above her own, providing them with plenty of fresh salmon and watching out for their safety. I will remember this for many years to come.  Here are some of my memorable photographs:
 
 
 
 

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